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Description: Calorie content:
3,700 kcal/kg
346 calories per cup


Ingredients:
Chicken (17%), Turkey (17%), chicken meal, whole grain brown rice, whole grain white rice, chicken fat (preserved with mixed tocopherols), oat flakes, potatoes (3%), barley, millet, duck (3%), salmon (3%), egg derivatives, linseed, natural chicken flavor, kelp (1%), carrots (1%), peas (1%), apples(1%), cranberry powder (1%), rosemary extract (1%), parsley flake (1%), potassium chloride, sodium chloride, choline chloride, dried chicory root, vitamins and minerals.


Analysis:
Protein 28.0%
Fat 17.0%
Ash 6.0%
Fiber 3.0%
Moisture 10.0%
Calcium 1.2%
Phosphorus 1.0%
Omega-6 Fatty Acids* 3.3%
Omega-3 Fatty Acids* 0.5%


Additives:
Vitamin A 11,500 IU/kg
Vitamin D 900 IU/kg
Vitamin E 300 mg/kg
Copper (added as copper sulfate) 20 mg/kg
Selenium 0.25 mg/kg



Editors

Registered: October 2005
Posts: 3957
Review Date: Sat October 28, 2006 Would you recommend the product? No | Price you paid?: Not Indicated | Rating: 0 

 
Pros: First, second and third ingredients are named meat products.
Cons: Minimum acceptable meat content apparent.

The first, second and third ingredients in the food are named meat products. The first two of these, chicken and turkey, are inclusive of water content and once this is removed - as it must be to make a dry food - these ingredients will end up weighing around 20% of the original weight. It is thus likely that these ingredients would be more accurately placed somewhat further down the ingredient list.


The second is a meat meal, which increases our confidence in the meat content of the food. However, we know that it accounts for less than 34% of the total (but not how much less). Further meat products in the food are duck and salmon each with 3% of the total (wet weight). This makes negligible contribution to the overall meat content of the food. It is this lack of confidence that precludes a higher rating, though it was considered.


The main grains are whole brown and white rice. These are decent quality, but this begins to look like a very grain heavy food, and it is likely that if the rice ingredients were not "split" that this would be the true first ingredient in the food.


We appreciate the inclusion of a range of fruits and vegetables in the food, but consider the inclusion of shellfish powder and poultry cartillage to be, at best, a gimmick.


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